Weather Forecast


Lack of license lands driver in trouble

It was speed -- or a lack thereof -- that first brought Lonnie Giles to the attention of a Dakota County Sheriff's deputy. More trouble followed from there.

According to a complaint filed last week in the Dakota County Attorney's office the deputy was northbound on Highway 3 Feb. 2 when he noticed a car traveling "extremely slowly" on 250th Street. When he drove past the car, the deputy saw Giles, 40, of Farmington, in the driver's seat, but when he turned around Giles reportedly jumped from the front seat to the back, and a passenger slid over to take the wheel. The deputy stopped the car and identified Giles, who does not have a valid driver's license.

If convicted on a gross misdemeanor charge of driving with a canceled license Giles could face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $3,000.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

(651) 460-6606